India’s coronavirus cases top 7.8 mln after more than 50,00 infections reported

A health worker collects a swab sample from a woman in Mumbai, India. (File photo: Reuters)

India has reported 53,370 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the overall tally past 7.8 million.

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The Health Ministry on Saturday also reported 650 deaths, driving the country’s toll to 117,956.

The highest number of new infections is coming from Maharashtra, Kerala and Karnataka states. They’re also reporting the maximum number of daily recoveries.

Last month, India hit a peak of nearly 100,000 cases in a single day, but since then daily infections have fallen by about half and deaths by about a third, even as testing has remained consistent.

India is still adding more than 50,000 cases a day as the country prepares for a festival season when large crowds gather. Health officials have warned about the potential for the virus to spread.

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Last Update: Saturday, 24 October 2020 KSA 09:17 - GMT 06:17
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